When I open my gas cap, (when the tank is almost empty), I hear a WOOSHING sound, LIKE AIR IS RUSHING INTO A VACUUM. Is that normal?
Then, here’s the PROBLEM: right after I fill up my gas tank (when it was almost empty), I drive a minute (more or less) and my engine STALLS and SHUTS OFF (as if can’t get enough gas). The ENGINE light comes on. I have to keep restarting it and barely reach home. It stalls in PARK and in GEAR, while I’m driving. A bag smell comes out of the exhaust. Here’s the weird part: when it sits overnight, in the morning I can drive it fine, with no stalling.
It’s happened three or four times. My mechanic did what he called a “MINI-tune-up” and “Perform injection clean” and “Reset system” (charged almost $700) BUT THIS DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM. When I brought the car back to him, he said he did not know what was wrong with it, but I should bring the car to him when the gas was almost empty so he could fill it and see what happens. So why did he charge me $700 if he didn’t fix what I asked him to fix??
What should I do?